Tag Archives: Soow

What’s the Difference Between SOOW, SEOOW, and STOW Portable Cord?

And what does that J mean?Willy_lasso-768x683


Buying flexible portable cord can be a confusing process—the existence of several different types of SO cord makes it hard to choose the right one. To help anyone going through this process, we’ve compiled a quick cheat sheet to explain the differences between them.

First, let’s take note of the similarities: each of these multi-conductor power cables can be used in a variety of applications that require wiring with superior flexibility and durability such as portable tools and equipment, portable appliances, small motors, and associated machinery.

Read More

1st Place Winner – Electrical Wire for Off-Grid Hybrid System

Wire And Cable Your Way would like to congratulate Marc Stevens in Nebraska for winning 1st place in our February 2015 photo contest!

Marc used several different wires of ours including our 8/3 SOOW Cord, THHN Copper Wire, and Welding Cable for his renewable energy project.

Here is what Marc had to say:

This project is an Off-Grid hybrid system that includes a 3 kW wind turbine on a 100 ft self-supporting lattice tower and 2.8 kW of photovoltaics on a dual axis tracker. Wire and Cable Your Way supplied us with #8 AWG SOOW for the down tower wiring, #8 THHN for the inverter/charger and solar charge controller wiring, and 4/0 welding cable for the home run battery connections.

Read More

What is the Oustide Diameter of SOOW Portable Cords?

Are you looking for the outside diameter of a certain SOOW Portable Cord?

If so, listed below are a few popular 3 conductor & 4 conductor SOOW Cords and their OD.

If you are looking for the OD of an SOOW with more than 3 conductors please click here to view our entire SOOW Portable Cord category.

Read More

Bulk Orders of Electrical Cable – SOOW & SJOOW Portable Cords

Thanks for stopping by Wire And Cable Your Way!

We have been getting quite a few calls from customers looking for bulk SOOW & SJOOW Portable Cords for upcoming projects.

Many of these customers need to make hundreds of small cuts on the cord and ask us if we are able to make these cuts for them and how much are the cutting charges?


We will make as many cuts as you need to the foot at no extra charge. This can save you a lot of time and manpower on the job site.

So, if you have an order that requires lots a small pieces please give us a call and let us do the work!

You can also advise us through the shipping instructions on the checkout page all the cuts you would like us to make if you want to order online. You would type in the total quantity on the product page and detail the cuts on the shipping instructions.

Feel free to call 855-880-8010 or email us with any questions.

Until next time.

Your pal,


10/3 SOOW Portable Cord for Isolated Power Distribution In a Laboratory


Wire And Cable Your Way wants to send a BIG THANKS to a talented engineer and customer at at the University of Wisconsin who recently purchased our 10/3 SOOW Portable Cord for his team’s laboratory.

Here is what Richard had to say about the picture above:

These are taken inside our Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion laboratory.  The 10/3 SOOW Portable cords are carrying power from an isolation transformer via 3 circuit-breaker boxes to experimental apparatus located around the laboratory.  This system was installed so that all of our apparatus and associated equipment could be put on the same designated ground point.

We greatly appreciate the picture, Richard, and wish you all the best in the lab!

Wire And Cable Your Way is proud to supply many universities throughout the country with wire and cable for their projects and research laboratories.

Are you interested in flexible SOOW Portable Cord for your next project?

Click here to view our entire SOOW Portable Cord Category>>

We cut all our portable cords by the foot and can make as many cuts as you need at no extra charge.

Please call 855-880-8010 if you have any questions.

Have a great day!

Your pal,



Looking for a Generator Power Cord For a Portable Generator?

As we move into this cold winter, many of our customers at Wire And Cable Your Way look to us for their generator power cord.

We have a great selection to choose from, cut all the cords by the exact foot, and ship out the same day ordered!

Our most popular portable cord for a generator is our SOOW Flexible Portable Cord – 600V.

Depending on your generator, most people need either 3 conductor or 4 conductor SOOW Portable Cord.

Common sizes are between 2 gauge  – 10 gauge.  The SOOW Portable Cord comes in a flexible rubber jacket rated for outdoor use.

Click here to view sizes and prices on all our SOOW Portable Cords>>

Another popular portable cord for generators are the Type W Portable Power Cord.

This power cord is more heavy duty than the SOOW Portable Cord and rated up  to 2000V.  It’s also flexible and available in larger sizes than the SOOW Cord.

Click here to view sizes and prices on all our Type W Power Cords>>

If you have any questions regarding these products feel free to give us a call at 855-880-8010.

You can view our entire product selection at WireAndCableYourWay.com 

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,


What Type of 3 Conductor Flexible Cord Do I Need For 30 Amps?

Looking for a 3 conductor flexible portable cord rated for at least 30 amps?

Wire And Cable Your Way recommends our 10/3 SOOW Portable Cord or 10/3 SJOOW Portable Cord.

Whether you need it for your portable generator, welding machine, lighting apparatus, or any other application that requires a 30 amp 3 conductor cable, the SOOW & SJOOW are excellent options!

The main difference between the SO and the SJ cord is the SOOW is rated for 600 Volts while the SJOOW is rated for 300 Volts.

Click here to view our 10/3 SOOW Portable Cord>>

Click here to view our 10/3 SJOOW Portable Cord>>

Wire And Cable Your Way cuts each of these cords by the foot and can ship them out the same day you order as long as the order is in before 3pm cst.

We can also make as many cuts as you need of the cords at no extra charge even if you need over 100+ cuts.  Its not a problem!

Give us a call at 855-880-8010 with any questions or visit us at WireAndCableYourWay.com to view our full inventory.

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,




10/3 SOOW & 18/20 SOOW Portable Cord For Projector & Motor

SOOW Portable Cord

We always get excited here at Wire And Cable Your Way seeing how our customers use their wire & cable!

When it comes to SOOW Portable Cord, there is such a wide variety of applications to use this rubber flexible portable cord.

Take for example our customer Russell in Texas, who sent in this photo above.

Russell is currently using 400′ of 10/3 SOOW Portable Cord to power 12 projectors for a 360* projection. There will be picture all around the theatre for his stage production.

He is also using 18/20 SOOW Portable Cord to send control signal to 12 – 1/2 ton motors and 4 -1 ton motor to move lighting truss and other rigging needs.

SOOW Portable Cord is very common for lighting, projectors & motors.

Do you have job that currently requires SOOW Portable Cord?

Feel free to take a look at our SOOW Portable Cord Category which lists all the cables we have in stock.

Click here to view our SOOW Portable Cord Category>>

We cut all these cords by the foot at no extra charge and can ship the same day.  Most orders take 1-3 business day to delivery.

Give us a call at 855-880-8010 or email us if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,




Making an Extension Cord for a 240V 50 Amp Welder?

Are you making a 50′ extension cord for a 240V 50 amp welder and looking for the correct size cable?

Wire And Cable Your Way recommends you taking a look at our 6 Gauge 3 Conductor SOOW Flexible Portable Cord.

Our 6/3 SOOW Portable Cord is rated for up to 600V and good for 55 Amps.

This rubber flexible cord is extremely popular amongst customers making their own extension cords for their welding machine.

Please click here to view full specs and price of the 6/3 SOOW Flexible Portable Cord

Wire And Cable Your Way cuts all our SOOW Portable Cords by the foot and can ship out the cable same day its ordered having at your doorstep within days.

Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions,

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,




Electrical Wire & Cable For Universities – Engineering Wizards!

Wire And Cable Your Way wants to recognize all of the amazing students we are honored to work with from Universities all across America.

These students are extremely talented and working on some pretty interesting electrical engineering projects!

Whether its our friend Mark at the University of Ohio State who purchased our welding cable for their new state of the art equipment lab or Rich @ the University of Wisconsin-Madison who purchased our SO Cord for an exciting new research project he plans on sharing all the details with us soon, we greatly appreciate you and the many others who depend on us daily.

We also wanted to recognize all the live event productions departments at many universities who depend on our SOOW portable cord & Stage Lighting Cable for all the live staging events.  We have seen some pictures of these auditoriums and concert halls and they are very impressive.

If you are part of a University and have any questions about electrical wire & cable we carry please call us at 855-880-8010

You can also visit WireAndCableYourWay.com to view our full line of products.

Thanks for stopping!

Your pal,

Electrical Wire & Cable For Ohio StateElectrical Wire & Cable for TexasElectrical Wire & Cable for Wisconsin

Post Navigation